Wondering about hamburgs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by citychickx6, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hamburg. She is seven months now and no egg at all from her.

    I was led to believe they lay early and often. She is my last one to lay ( if she ever does ).

    Could there be something wrong?

    She is active and alert with a great appetite and excellent feathering. Her comb and wattles are bright as well.
    Even the GLW of the same age is laying.

    I am sorry that I don't have a recent or even a good pic of her.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would think she would eventually lay. I had an Orp hen that didn't lay for 7 months, then she laid about 350 eggs a year. Just make sure she has access to the nest without being bullied, and not stressed in some way. I would also throw a golf ball in the nest so there's always that reminder there. Out of 25 hens, I've only had 1 that lays 2 eggs a year, an Ameraucana. Go figure.

    Also, not a good time of year. She may have hit egg growing age right before the cold weather, and may not lay till spring.
     
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  3. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont have an answer for you, but just want to say that i thought you were going to talk about feeding chickens hamburger. [​IMG] i didnt look hard enough at the title [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hamburgs are suppose to be good layers. They say 4 eggs a week. I have a silver spangled hen about 3 years old I have had for several months now and she has yet to lay me an egg but then again her system is pretty well spent after 3 years so it's no biggy if she lays one or not. My guess is your hens just a little slow to mature and will start laying soon.
     
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  5. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is funny. I did not even think about that when I posted.

    Ok so my set up is 2 coops with 3 nest boxes total. They all prefer to sleep in the large walk in coop. They all have access to the small coop during the day. Some of the chickens prefer to lay in the box in the large coop and some in the small coop. I find it to be about 50/50.
    I don't think she is getting pushed around anymore than anyone else is. I do know they are a shy bird and see that at treat time. I make sure to always spread it out so she can get enough.

    We do so love our silly hamburg. Perhaps what I need is to make her a new coop and get a few friends of the same breed. OH and that means a run all to themselves.
     
  6. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so she has made a fool of me today.

    I went to close the coop for the night and there in the box was one small perfect white egg!
    Has to be hers since I already got the other white eggs for the day.
    [​IMG]


    About time silly chicken.
    (We were going to keep her even if she never gave us an egg. Dh's favorite is this silly one.)
    [​IMG]

    Thank you all for the replies. I am still thinking of making just a hamburg coop since they are smaller and a bit on the shy side. Perhaps near the garden.
    DH said I can get more if I want to. LOL silly man has not figured out chicken math yet. [​IMG]
     
  7. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL....[​IMG] I read the title as "wondering about hamburgers" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Good for you!!! BTW, that Orp I mentioned that took forever to lay her first egg-she laid that egg on Christmas Day!!!! Unfortunately, I broke it on the way to the house.
     

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